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George Porter is a Claret!

George Porter is a Claret!

Burnley have signed Leyton Orient winger George Porter.

The 20-year-old has agreed a three-year contract with the move subject to completion of the relevant paperwork.

The two clubs are also still in negotiation over a fee, with Orient entitled to compensation for the right winger

Porter joined Leyton Orient from non-league side Cray Wanderers on a two week trial in early May 2010. After playing in several reserve games, he was signed by the O's later that month.

In his first season with Orient, the Sidcup-born wideman was loaned to both Lewes and Hastings in order to gain some first team experience. After making over 35 appearance for the O's, Porter rejected a two year contract offer from Leyton Orient in May this year.

Eddie Howe talking about his second signing of the summer said:

'We believe George is an exciting young player with the potential to develop further with us,' said the Burnley manager as he steps up his recruitment drive ahead of Friday's return to pre-season training.

'He will increase competition in the wide areas in our squad but is also one for the future.

'He has had a taste of League football and we will now be working with him to help him make the step up to the Championship and make a big impact here at Turf Moor.'

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Date:Tuesday July 3 2012
Time: 4:01PM


George who? Lower league cheapness again. Please can we have some proven players at Championship level and stop pfaffing about!
03/07/2012 16:16:00
Excellent buy, adding quality with even more potential.
Mike Mada
03/07/2012 16:45:00
Rovers buy Leon Best and we buy some unknown! Typical. Potential? What about the here and now before ALL the parachute money runs out and the season ticket sales continue to plummet? Have you seen this Porter play, I know I haven't so it all seems a risk to me compared to proven players
03/07/2012 16:56:00
We have a promotion to go for and Howe admits he has to quote-"help him make the step up to the Championship " No wonder all the pundits think we will be no better than midtable AGAIN!
03/07/2012 17:00:00
TMP - You mention Best going to Rovers - good signing for them I agree as is Danny Murphy. But you cant be suggesting our board run the club as they appear to be down the road?
03/07/2012 18:03:00
All I know is Best will do more for Rovers than Porter will for will Murphy. The ethics and morals of running a football club along the lines of Blackburn is questionable as is many that have gone into administration and come back with a vengence meanwhile ickle old Burnley stand morally sound..and stuck in midtable! If thats's what folk want then sobeit but until something new is tried that will continue to be our fate!
03/07/2012 18:25:00
Now let us sign those 2 or3 experienced, quality midfield/defence payers we have been lacking since whenever.
03/07/2012 19:17:00
Well if we buy Shackell that would be a start [Edited by turfmanphil]
03/07/2012 19:46:00
I don't really rate Murphy that highly, everywhere he goes its good the bad Liverpool bad, Charlton good, Tottenham bad, Fulham good. I think he is due another bad spell. Porter and O'neill will both make great additions for what is increasingly looking like a very bright Claret future.
03/07/2012 20:45:00
Did we not say the same about Treacy & Co before we finished 13th? Its always about a bright future, never about a bright here and now?
03/07/2012 22:49:00
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